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Apr 16, 2010 5:30pm EDT
in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- as rescue teams approach the rubble, two days after the quake in china's remote northwest, the incredible tale of one little girl's survival. and the election campaign in the u.k. picks up with northern ireland finding out what westminster means there. hello to you. still there, still problem, and may be spreading. the club of volcanic ash from iceland drifting across europe will cause destruction well into the weekend. flights have been canceled, but there planes in scotland and ireland are reopening. much of europe remains grounded for some time yet, and the cloud is spreading south and east. we have this from our correspondent. >> the menacing column is still rising into the skies above iceland. the irruption it shows no sign of slowing down. -- the irruption shows no sign of slowing down. it is likely that flights will be disrupted for the next two days. there are windows of clear air. this evening flying will resume in scotland, but not the rest of the uk >> the volcano continues to erupt into e
PBS
Apr 29, 2010 5:30pm EDT
to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. coming up later in the program -- the world comes to shanghai. we take all look at the futuristic opening. he says he has not eaten in 74 years. could it be true? britain's final prime ministerial debate is under way this evening with a focus on the economy. there is only a week until polling day with many voters still undecided. is a final chance for the three leaders to get their policies across. prime minister gordon brown will be trying to redeem himself after the disaster is gaffe yesterday when he called a lifelong labor supporter "the biggest." -- "a bigot." >> i am listening to the debate with the rest of the journalists here. and namely this is about bankers and their bonuses. obviously a lot of rhetoric sang the financial crisis was very unfair -- saying the financial crisis was very unfair. gordon brown began by saying the prime minister and had a difficult job to do and he did not always get things right. he unexpectedly insulted of voter yesterday, not knowing his remarks would be carried for everyone to hear. and
WHUT
Apr 15, 2010 7:00am EDT
. the keynote speaker praised tea party america for being involved in for the people. the hunter is an experience of republican strategists who planned this. the tea party movement is independent. why are republicans running it? >> i am a conservative activist. i worked for ronald reagan in 1966. i am more interested in conservatives than obama. >> god bless the united states of america. >> where this is heading in who it is benefiting is not clear. many americans are calling them a tea party supporter. it is a force to be reckoned with. bbc news, boston. >> im jonathan charles. the u.k., denmark are many countries shutting down their airspace as volcanic ash is spreading south from iceland. equipment is pouring into china a day after an earthquake there killed more than 600 people. political history is about to be made and it could change the outcome of the prime minister general election of the decade. leaders are making their final preparations for the first ever televised election debate, the first of three. the focus will be on domestic policy. our political correspondent re
WHUT
Apr 12, 2010 7:00am EDT
leaders hosted by an american president since fdr is occurring in america. barack obama has a stark warning for his fellow leaders. groups like al qaeda are known to be trying to obtain nuclear weapons and will not hesitate to use them. >> a moment of present -- hesitation for president obama. >> hillary clinton -- >> is national security team spend the weekend in television studios, making their case. the assumption is that al qaeda will, if attempting to try, it will eventually succeed at gaining nuclear weapons. the aim of this nuclear summit is a detailed plan to secure under -- secure nuclear materials. countries are committed to cracking down on nuclear smuggling. chile was so concerned that it asked american technicians to remove the in rich uranium. not all nuclear capable states have signed up. president obama has brought almost all of the nuclear powers together, even though they remain outside of the non- proliferation treaty. analysts call that a significant step. >> that will be very important that all of these states are gathering together here to discuss this issue in
WETA
Apr 8, 2010 6:00pm EDT
viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- could this be the missing link? the skeleton found by a schoolboy in south africa that could be a new species of human. and the eye in the sky on global warming. europe launches a satellite to melt the polar ice caps. >> they have picked up -- to measure the polar ice cap -- icecaps. >> they have picked up. they will find out if it will do what is meant to do, to measure the state of the polar ice. >> hello to you. the american and russian presidents have signed a treaty committing to the biggest cuts in nuclear weapons as the cold war ended 20 years ago. long-range warheads have been cut by about a third. for many, the significance is not in the numbers, but in the new starts both leaders say it represents and the warning it makes for any nation seeking nuclear weapons. president medvedyev supported increased pressure on iran. we have this from prague. >> in prague, a day of history. the motorcades of two cold war adversaries snake through the old streets. the leaders of america and russia
WETA
Apr 20, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. >> welcome to bbc world news, broadcast to viewers in pbs and america. also, around the globe. coming up later, and what exactly is going on in these pictures? election observers in sudan say this vote rigging. and the ups and downs @ goldman sachs. the huge bank made another profit, but faces another fraud investigation. >> hello and welcome. >> see the news unfold. the globe and click to play the in-depth, expert reporting of "bbc world news" online. >> this is the scene at london's heathrow, normally the world's busiest international airport. a volcanic eruption in iceland shows signs of decreasing and british authorities agreed with the airlines it is possible to find safe routes through areas of lower level of cash. the rest of europe is likely to do the same -- lower-level of volcanic ash. the rest of europe is likely to do the same and for the hundreds of thousands of passengers that are stranded and businesses affected, it is not over yet. richard scott reports. >> we did not know it at the time, but this long-haul plane landed in the u.k. tonight, the first since the crisis bega
WETA
Apr 27, 2010 6:00pm EDT
in america, also around the globe, with me, peter dobbie. coming up later for you -- smoke bombs and fistfights. ukrainian lawmakers come to blows over russia's black sea fleet. and forgotten in pakistan. a year after the fighting, we report from one of the biggest camps for the displaced. our news today dominated by three financial stories, all with potentially huge consequences. first the embattled investment bank goldman sachs repeatedly put its own interests ahead of the interests of its clients. that was the start of a stinging attack delivered by u.s. senators. they began grilling several of the bank's executives. goldman sachs is accused of profiting from the housing collapse. the bank denies the allegations. here is our north america editor. >> it is at the click of cameras, not of firing squad. this is the young trader at fabrice tourre, named in charges, accused of secretly -- encouraging others to invest. >> i denied the sec allegations and i will defend myself in court against this false claim. >> senators accused wall street of unbridled greed, contemptuously compari
WETA
Apr 29, 2010 6:00pm EDT
to "bbc world news," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, the world comes to shanghai. and look at the future ahead of this expo. he says he has not eaten in 74 years. doctors try to find out if this could be true. >>> in britain, the final and probably most combative debate of the current election campaign has just taken place. the three main party leaders clashed over immigration, the state of the economy, and bonuses. many solid as the primer to the campaign before voters go to the polls next week. i>> one last debate, one more week, one final chance to speak directly to millions of voters who have yet to make up their minds. the first question asked for more detail on how they would cut spending. gordon brown attacked, warning his plans would shrink the economy. again and again that tory leader refused to engage, climbing this is desperate -- claiming this was desperate stuff from a desperate man. about what david would do is take 6 million pounds of the economy and put our economy at risk. david, you just have it wrong economically and is the same mist
WETA
Apr 30, 2010 6:00pm EDT
," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. later -- a spectacular opening for the shanghai expo 2010. china spends big time to reinforce its global influence. it and vietnam marks 35 years since the war ended with the fall of saigon. >>> british petroleum is facing growing criticism over the giant oil spill in the gulf of mexico. u.s. homeland security chief is urging the british oil company to commit more resources to clean up operation the oil slick is washing up on the coast of louisiana and is threatening three other states. this is the latest images from space and how far it is projected to spread by saturday. >> along the coastline, the future of some of the most fragile x systems hangs in the balance -- ecosystems hangs and the balance. the marshlands are home to hundreds of species. it now a sinister mass slowly seeping among the isolated inlet's is approaching their delicate world. we moved along one of those inlet's into the gulf of mexico, past the armada of vessels trying to save the entire area, just off the coast we found the edge of the slick. i don't know how obvious
PBS
Apr 30, 2010 5:30pm EDT
," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. ahead, a spectacular opening for the shanghai expo 2010, china tries to reinforce its chelal galt influence. and vietnam marks -- and china tries to reinforce its global influence. and vietnam marks 35 years since the fall of saigon. >>> a huge oil slick in the gulf of mexico is washing ashore in the american state of louisiana. four southern states are being menaced by the oil slick which is a threatening environmental and economic disaster. at the white house says no new offshore drilling will be authorized until a full investigation has been done into this bill perry >> evening, the threat of ecological disaster hangs over this entire region of the u.s. i just got back from seeing the oil slick. it is still growing, still heading towards land. along a massive stretch of coastline, the future of some of the most fragile x systems hangs in the balance. at the marshlands where the mississippi river flows into the gulf are home to hundreds of species. today, the oil is approaching their delicate world. it is spreading out from a ruptured pi
WHUT
Apr 22, 2010 7:00am EDT
airlines in america after 9/11. - and you know, and i would expect that to happen. >> and one low cost airline that often sells tickets for just a few dollars is putting strict limits on what it pays out to passengers. >> the european airlines that have been prevent i'd flying by the european governments are now going to ensure a last resort for people's hotels and meals. we will refund more than the ticket price, reasonable reseated hotel and meals occurred by disrupted passengers. there will be no compensation but we'll meet a reasonable need. >> it's not just european airlines but the financial dam has been global and the wake up for next time. >> clearly an issue that we need to reckon with. i think this event is really something that will help the industry understand and learn how to deal with those situations a little more effectively. but volcanic eruptions are part of our business. absolutely. >> almost all of europe's skies are open again and people are making they're way back by whatever ways they can find. some by train. some with troops returning from afghanistan on a n
WHUT
Apr 23, 2010 7:00am EDT
, america is bracing itself for what to become one of its worst ecological disasters. >> auto show opens to the press today ahead of the official opening on tuesday. among 19 new vehicles been launched with foreign manufacturers alternative piece of the booming chinese market. the country had almost no private class 15 years ago. lester come over to u.s. to become the biggest auto market. the olympic and 400 or mediumetr champion has tested positive for steroids. he plans toblames it on an over- the-counter male enhancement products. back to you. >> thank you. for the first time, surgeons have performed what they're calling a full face transplanted the operation was carried out in spain on a young man who has been unable to swallow, speak, or breathe properly after farming accident five years ago. the death of another man and a road accident has been his lifeline as an interface has been donated and now transplanted. the plastic surgery and burns unit in buffalo. joining me is our medical correspondent. first of all, talk us through. with some computer-generated pictures of this operatio
WHUT
Apr 30, 2010 7:00am EDT
and welcome to gmt. oil washing ashore along the coast of louisiana as fears grow that america is facing the worst environmental disaster in decades. oil is leaking from an underwater well that was damaged last week. president obama has pledged every available resource to help. >> louisiana wait for the inevitable. one of america's most sensitive nationanatural habitats, and the pollution stretching over thousands of square miles. more than one week after the disaster, and this is how it looks now, moving slowly to involve the shoreline. it seems that nothing can stop the it. -- stop it. >> the effort said will be required are just mindboggling. >> makeshift booms are being rolled out in an attempt to put up barriers. how effective they will be, no one knows. the military has been called in. a state of emergency has been declared. attempts to burn off some of the oil has not stopped the advance. this was the oil rig last week shortly before it sank, killing 11 oil workers. the explosion ripped away a pipeline, leading to an oil well 5,000 feet beneath the surface. it is now sprouting lea
WETA
Apr 13, 2010 6:00pm EDT
news," broadcast of our viewers on pbs in america, also on the globe. coming up later -- a tragedy for families and a nation. thousands lined the streets of warsaw, playing their -- paying their respects to poland's first lady. now, hair dressers are taking to but a step closer to the free market. -- taking cuba a step closer to the free market. hello to you. president obama saying the world will be a safer place thanks to pledges to improve nuclear security at a summit in washington. nearly 50 world leaders attended, and they have agreed on a four-point plan to secure loose nuclear material within four years. mr. obama said the summit would help prevent a nuclear material falling into the wrong hands. closing the summit, the president hailed the efforts of all countries involved. that this was not a day of long speeches or lectures on what other nations must do. we listened to each other with mutual respect. we recognize that while the link countries face different challenges, -- while different countries is design challenges, we have a mutual interest in securing these materials.
WETA
Apr 14, 2010 6:00pm EDT
on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, a breakthrough in genetics, a fertility techniques that could prevent some inherited diseases. and 40 years after "hair" caused a stir, it is back. does it still have the power to offend? >>> hello. the latest figures from chinese state media suggest 589 dead, thousands injured. from these images from china, the toll from the earthquake may be much worse. the earthquake magnitude 6.9 is classified as major. it is a remote province with a long history of earthquakes, 3,000 meters up on the tibetan plateau. china's capital is 2,000 kilometers to the eat. the epicenter was it you shoot county, 800 kilometers southwest of the provincial capital. -- the epicenter was tushuyushu county. >> that had little chance of surviving the shock, low-rise buildings made from a stone. the fear is thousands could remain buried in the remains of their houses that crumbled. the destruction close to the epicenter is expansive. 80% of the buildings have collapsed. these were the first pictures to emerge from the disaster zone, shot from surveilla
WETA
Apr 15, 2010 6:00pm EDT
by 2020. he has effectively scrapped that, saying there are better ways for america to lead the way in space exploration, but the crowd is not particularly convincing. neil armstrong wrote and over it -- an open letter saying the plans were devastating. >> in practice, what is it likely to mean? >> in practice, it means meeting halfway with building rockets at cape canaveral. the president wants to turn this into a space of -- a space of. he has extended it until 2020. this president is completely committed to america's leading the way. he has introduced no money. i think a lot of people are probably waiting to see what really happens. >> britain's three main party leaders are taking part in a live tv debate, the first of three on may 26. the main parties expressed their agreement with the liberal democrats. they may hold the balance of power in a hung parliament. >> edge of the face of each man, the anxiety that comes with taking part in the first tv debate of its sort in british history. each leader giving a chance make a direct pitch to the british people. the theme tonight is do
WETA
Apr 16, 2010 6:00pm EDT
to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- will live from the rubble. at least 1000 people are dead in china's massive earthquake. and haunted by its past -- the u.k. election campaign picks up and we're in north ireland -- northern ireland, finding out what the battle for westminster means there. hello to you. it is still there, still problem, and may be spreading. the clouds of volcanic ash from iceland drifting across europe will cause disruption well into the weekend. british scientists have a specially equipped research plan to gather samples and assess the risk. they are warning conditions are very dangerous for commercial aircraft. in our science correspondent reports. >> the latest footage from the skies above iceland, and it is bad news. the plume is still rising. even now, the erection is powerful enough to force and a stream of ash high into the air, and the winds keep pushing its towards europe. sunlight struck the clouds. there are breaks. what is it hard to calculate is how dang
WETA
Apr 28, 2010 6:00pm EDT
viewers on pbs in america and elsewhere around the globe. coming up on the program, a place of shame. this is a secret iraqi prison, where inmates were beaten, tortured, and abuse. the world's biggest festival. well, no matter how much politicians try to control the election campaign, the unexpected always seems to happen. today, the british prime minister gordon brown, already in third place in the opinion polls, called a woman "bigoted." he made the remarks as he got back in his car, unaware that he was still wearing a microphone. he apologized at her home. nick robinson reports. >> hello, how are you? >> they said he wanted to meet more ordinary voters. after all, what on earth could possibly go wrong? >> they voted labour all of their life. >> it started well enough when the widow was introduced to gordon brown, and she is a widow. >> the deficit reduction plan, cutting the debt. we have the plan set out to do it. >> he seemed happy to talk, so she moved on, to the subject voters worry about and their leaders move cautiously around. immigration. >> all of these eastern europeans
PBS
Apr 6, 2010 5:30pm EDT
viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. our other news. maoist leaders killed 75 paramilitary troops in india. it looks as they walked into a trap. seven bombings of seven buildings in baghdad in what looks like a deliberate attack on the shiite areas. two women are are arrested for trying to smuggle a dead relative onto a plane in liverpool. hello to you from downing street where a few hours ago the british prime minister stood with his cabinet and announce the date of an election not quite like any other in british political history. there are weeks of hard campaigning ahead until the country votes on may 6. it could be the closest of -- closest vote in 20 years. it will make history. there are going to be tv debates between the party leaders for the first time. this is the first real social networking collection. all of this at a time when the electorate is very widespread. there is the scandal over mp expenses. the labor party is the traditional party of the left. it is seeking a fourth term in power. gordon brown took over the leadership for tony blair two years ago. on t
PBS
Apr 15, 2010 5:30pm EDT
. welcome to, "bbc world news," broadcast on pbs in america. president obama lays out his new vision for nasa. and celebrating one of fashion's icons, more than 50 years after she stepped down in style, grace kelly in the spotlight again. >>> air travel across northern europe has been hugely disruptive by the ash clouds from an erupting volcano in iceland. half of all trans-atlantic flights are expected to be canceled friday. because of the danger that the cloud could bring down aircraft, the u.k. has closed its airspace to everything except emergency services. similar restrictions have grounded airplanes across europe. thousands of passengers had their travel plans bract. this report from peter biles. >> an unprecedented site, all but emergency flights in and out of the united kingdom ground. the risk posed by the all stannic a volcanic eruption has forced -- by the islamic volcanic eruption has forced drastic measures. in france, the airports were all affected. >> essentially, it means another night in paris. it is a little bit of a pain. >> throughout the day, more and more flight
PBS
Apr 22, 2010 5:30pm EDT
audience to join him and not fight, but had some pretty harsh words for america's financial sector. >> the free market was never meant to be a free license to take what ever you can get however you can get it. that is what happened to often in the years leading up to this crisis and not all, but some on wall street forgot that behind every dollar traded there has been a family looking to buy a house or pay for an education. open a business and save for retirement. what happens on wall street has real consequences across the country. >> mr. obama said the reform is not nearly about size, preventing firms from becoming too big to fail, but also about attitude, stopping reckless risk-taking. >> we will continue to see what amounts to highly leveraged gambling in our financial system. putting tax payers in jeopardy. the only people who ought to fear the oversight and transparency we are proposing are those whose conduct will fail. >> my guest has had [inaudible] assistant secretary of international affairs. what do you make of president obama's push for fundamental reform? >> you have
PBS
Apr 27, 2010 5:30pm EDT
with the deficit. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. i am peter dobbie. coming up later for your -- fistfights he oread ukraine lawmakers come to blows. and forgotten in pakistan. we report from one of the nation's biggest camps for the displaced. the news today is dominated by three big financial stories, all with potentially huge consequences. first, the embattled investment bank goldman sachs repeatedly put its own interests ahead of its clients' interests. that was the start of a stinging attack delivered by u.s. senators as they began grilling several of the bank's executives. goldman sachs is accused of profiting from the recent housing disaster. the bank denies the allegations. from washington, adam brooks now reports. >> goldman sachs is well and truly in at the dock now. the government's charged the firm with fraud for its role in the financial crisis. all eyes were on this man. fabrice tourre, 31-year-old french employee of goldman sachs who called goldman fabulous -- who called himself fabulous fab. day he showed little contrit
WHUT
Apr 2, 2010 7:00am EDT
and america chind tried to find a way to work together on this. from china's perspective, it relies on at that time at that time and has friendly relations be iran. when it comes down to it, relationships with the united states probably the far bigger issue for them and reigning? >> this is ght with jonathon charles. coming up preparing for life beyond the shuttle nasa prepares for one of the last launches. >> scott says he shot the doctor to stave lives of unborn babies. the victim was one of the few practitioners of late-term abortion performed beyond the 20th week of a pregnancy. a case that's highlighted over a bitter debate over abortion in the united states. let's get a report now from kingston in washington. >> 52-year-old scott rhoda saw himself as a foot soldier in a war against abortion. showing no repen tans during his hearing, he sought to justify the murder against the the. >> i stopped him so he could not kill again. i stopped him so he could not dismember another helpless, innocent baby. we do not need to tent a -- it's a far better place for unborn babies without sco
WHUT
Apr 8, 2010 7:00am EDT
're watching gmt on bbc "world news" with me me, george, on the day russia and america sign a new arms reduction treaty. let's go to prague and thereon some of the questions the leaders are taking. >> the united states and russia are prepared once again to take leadership in the direction of reducing relines on nuclear weapons and preventing the spread of nuclear weapons as well as the spread of nuclear materials. that we will have built the kind of trust not only between presidents but also between governments and peoples that allows us to move forward in a constructive way. i've repeatedly said that we will not do anything that endangers or limits my ability as commander in chief to protect the american people. and we they missile defense can be an important component of that. but we also want to make clear that the approach we've taken is in no way intended to change the strategic balance between the united states and rush ape and i'm actually confident moving forward as we have these discussions that it will be part of a broader set of examples on how we can take tactical nuclear w
WHUT
Apr 13, 2010 7:00am EDT
about iran? our america and china singing the same tune? >> the host with of the most, welcoming a parade of dignitaries. the prospect of a group like al qaeda obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> we cannot wait any longer before we walked down these stockpiles. the results of materials falling into the hands of terrorist groups would be devastating. >> worldwide some 40 countries possess materials, the ukraine has pledged to get rid of its nuclear stockpiles. in the corridor is all the talk is of the iranian nuclear ambition. >> so far we have been absolutely unanimous on the goal. saying that we have got to follow through on the engagement that president obama had been trying, as well as the pressure. >> and this is what international pressure looks like. at this crucial meeting they say he secured a commitment from the chinese president. beijing had been seen on the final -- as the final holdout on the security council. mr. obama wants the matter settled within weeks. iran says that america's nuclear arsenal is the global threat. a war ofon move to the u.n. security council. >> join
WHUT
Apr 14, 2010 7:00am EDT
to be? >> america's first lady, michelle obama, has made a surprise visit to the ruins of the haitian capital, port-au-prince. a high-profile reminder to the world that hundreds of thousands of people remain in a desperate situation. the trip is part of mrs. obama's first solo tour abroad, and it's been very well received. our correspondent reports from port-au-prince. >> from her circling helicopter, michelle obama saw one of the many camps at port-au-prince which people have been forced to live in since the i think. this was the start of mrs. obama's first solo overseas trip. he and the american vice president's wife, jill biden, are there to underlie the commitment to help the country recover. >> i think it was important for jill and i to come now, because we're at the point where the relief efforts are underway, but the attention of the world starts to wane a bit. >> to make this center, they sang a welcoming song for america's first lady and also hold her hand. >> she obliged with gusto, pleading with the crowd who have their lives turned upside down by the earthquake. >> in this
WHUT
Apr 19, 2010 7:00am EDT
stranded in america and asia. we also understand we are talking about at least 70,000 british people on top of that other north european use of spain as a hub to get home. we understand there's a 15% increase in demand for services already with a huge increase in the number of passengers from madrid and barcelona to paris and four passengers hoping to get on from there, passengers doing whatever they can to get to northern europe. >> it does sound like a ray of hope for many passengers, but the logistical challenge of being that hub is massive, is it not? >> it is. at the moment we do not have any concrete information on how it would work. they will be discussing that amongst other things that a meeting of eu transport ministers. it will be a video conference, of course, as the ministers cannot physically meet at the moment. that is the main discussion, how they can possibly help in terms of getting passengers back from northern europe. there are already hundreds of thousands of people stranded here in spain itself. at least 40,000 british citizens are in spain trying to get home at the mom
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Apr 26, 2010 7:00am EDT
and respect. one based upon the truth that america and islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition. instead they overlap. and share common principles. principles of justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings. >> that was barack obama in cairo. joining me from washington is the chair of the islamic studies at american university and the u.s. naval academy. first of all, i wonder, we heard the message from cairo, have this this initiative sell in the u.s.? does it play well or badly? >> it is an interesting question because the president has a special and complicated relationship with the muslim well. his father was a muslim. he grew up in indonesia. he has great empathy for muslim culture and society, but at the same time he is a shrewd political realist. in many parts of america, obama's identity, religion, on personal position -- anything that may seem to be too closely allied or sympathetic to muslims could backfire. he must balance his huge capital in the muslim world with the sympathy he enjoys there with his sense of the u.s. fearing, distrusting, and in
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Apr 27, 2010 7:00am EDT
that they made money in asia, latin america, and europe. their sales grew 37% for the quarter. >> the devastation and the airline industry after though -- eruption of the icelandic volcano could be as much as $3.3 billion. they said that there might be a case for state aid to support airlines and they have promised a review of how stranded passengers are treated. dominic's use was at the briefing and joins me live from brussels now. dominick, is this a concession to the airlines saying that they will reveal this as state aid? >> i think that there have been howls of protest from the airline, both that they have not been offered state aid until now and that they have had to comply with european union compensation, passengers that were delayed, having their bills paid for and so forth. on the issue of state aid the commissioner responsible for transport said quite clearly that there could be a case for state aid but it would have to be relevant to the crisis. it could not be used to prop up already ailing airlines. and there would have to be a level playing field across the european union. it does
PBS
Apr 7, 2010 5:30pm EDT
seems to be sending a message. remember, a few days ago he diatribe against america and members of the u.n., saying that they were responsible signalling that president karzai is willing to make a cooling of tensions between the two>>>> thr us. janeiro, at least 100 people have been known to have died inn shantytowns. our correspondent is there. >>the rain might be less intense, but the risk landslides remains very high. unstable. house up there that collapsed under the mud. firefighters are, , , , , , , ,t the people are impatient, attempting to take hands. not a, houses collapsed and people died during the rainy season. but not in this scale. the problem is that many of the shantytownshillsides where thins heavy rain was exactly what they had for the last 48 hours. it had not rained this much in such a bbc news, rio de janeiro. blockade that has been up for almost three years is be needed to stop weapons smuggling to palestinian militants. thousands of goods were smuggled expanding systt o o o o o o o o- tunnels. we have achieved a rare footage of entire cars driving through cli>> deep
WETA
Apr 1, 2010 6:00pm EDT
to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. coming up later, for you, a stain on daimler's star. the car maker pleads guilty to bribery charges and agrees to pay a $180 million fine in the u.s. and imported labor, why israel relies on workers from the far east to tend its crops. >> hello, sudan's historic elections, the first multiparty poll in africa's largest country in a quarter of a century. all that is now in jeopardy. sudan's main opposition parties are withdrawing from the whole electoral process. presidential, parliamentary, and state elections. washington special envoy spent the day in talks in khartoum trying to save them but the opposition says because of frauds and threats there's no chance they could be free or fair. the bbc is in khartoum. >> this is the man who triggered the present insurgency. described by many as the main opposition candidate for the presidency, it was the shock announcement around 24 hours ago that he was withdrawing from sudan's landmark elections. within hours of the announcement, president obama's special envoy to sudan, was holding e
WETA
Apr 7, 2010 6:00pm EDT
welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and also of around the globe. coming up later, a crackdown on corruption -- how china is trying to get to grips with racketeering. and having fun in the sun as solar power prototype planes take to the air. hello to you. mass demonstrations kyrgyzstan's current president to power, but the lack of democratic change since, coupled with rising energy prices and corruption have now brought the protests back. at least 40 people are dead. more than 400 injured. the opposition says it has set up an interim government in this former soviet state where moscow and washington are still jostling for influence. kyrgyzstan is on a key supply route for western military in afghanistan. >> there were no holds barred. security forces tried to put down the protests. demonstrators furious at corruption, rising prices, and the president posy of authoritarian rule did the president's authoritarian rule. here and elsewhere in the country, they stormed buildings. some wore on. symbols of the state were attacked, police cars overturned an
WETA
Apr 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. nazi flags and an apartheid-era coming to an end for a funeral. and how the global recession came to tell the tiger. -- and how the global recession tamed the celtic tiger. >>> hello. pope benedict has signaled he is prepared to meet more victims of sexual abuse by catholic priests. and that the church will cooperate with police investigating such cases. as this change in policy emerged, so, too, have files from a church in california that suggest as far back as 1985, the future pope resisted defrocking and abusive priests there "for the good of the universal church." the associated press has obtained years of correspondence between the vatican and the diocese of oakland and the vatican has confirmed the signature of then-cardinal ratzinger error on the letter in question. -- then cardinal ratzinger error on the letter in question. >> he is the autocratic leader of an absolute monarchy. the sex abuse scandal has put benedict under unprecedented pressure. even in room, surrounded by catholic faithful, they're feeling the impact of a
WETA
Apr 12, 2010 6:00pm EDT
chile asked the u.s. to remove such material and there is none left in south america. this material was well-guarded. criminal gangs see big profits if they can steal it. ukraine agreed to get rid of all of its uranium in two years. >> this is something the u.s. has tried to make happen for more than 10 years. the material is enough to construct several nuclear weapons. this demonstrates ukraine's leadership in non-proliferation becomes in an important region where we know a lot of highly enriched uranium exists. >> talks with the chinese could hold another key. iran is also discussed. if china came on board, the president would have reason. >> we will be talking to the director general of the un nuclear agency later on "bbc world news." at least 11 people were killed in a train crash in northern italy. it was derailed by a landslide. more than 20 people were injured, some of them seriously. the track is thought to be one of the most modern in italy. a senior russian judge has been killed outside his home in moscow. eduard chuvashov presided over many trials for racially- motivated
WETA
Apr 19, 2010 6:00pm EDT
welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- -pope benedict marks his fifth anniversary. how catholics in his native germany responding to the child abuse scandal? and on the hunt for south african and asian talent. the oscar-winning inventors of wallace and grommet take their art to the township. -- wallace and grommit. hello to you. a cheer for thousands of people stranded at airports. perhaps only one share. the situation is very confused. some flight restrictions are being eased. more will be on tuesday. details in a moment. but the disruption that began in iceland last week has produced an new cloud of ash spreading south and east toward the uk -- toward the united kingdom. scotland is supposed to reopen and northern england from 12:00 midday gmt, this is a partial. it is not clear whether the main london airports, including heathrow, will open at all on tuesday. in germany, munich and duesseldorf are opening. french airports are beginning to reopen. in amsterdam, and airport is op
WETA
Apr 23, 2010 6:00pm EDT
in america. coming up later, the beijing auto show gets under way in the world's biggest car market. ready and waiting, south african say they can host the world cup final smart -- finals tomorrow if need be. >> greece's prime minister admitted he needed the aid package to rescue his economy. until now he was saying the country could cope alone, but now he has likened the country to a sinking ship. the greek people are divided. business leaders are relieved and many fear inviting the imf will bring more painful austerity measures. here is our economics editor. >> the greek prime minister looked for help wherever he could find it. he has become the first leader of a euro zone economy to call in the imf. >> it is necessary. it is an imperative need to request from our partners the support mechanism which we have created in common with the european union. >> greece is in trouble because its economy is still shrinking and its government is borrowing more than ours. great britain's deficit came to a 11.5% of the national income, but yesterday we found at the budget gap in greece was 13.6%. inve
WETA
Apr 26, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. coming up later for you -- with just 10 days until the general election, we hear from some of the most marginal seats in britain. and forgotten victims of world war ii -- egyptian veterans living among the mines. -- egyptian bedouins living among the mines. pressure -- pressure is mounting to seal the deal and bail out breeze before it puts more pressure on the stability of the year wrote zone -- euro zone. german says it is committed to offering -- germany says it is committed to offering a helping hand, but only once austerity measures are in place. we have this from steven rosenberg. >> ah, those were the days, when europe had something to celebrate. fireworks greeted the birth of the euro, the common currency that was supposed to forge a european unity. they celebrate in athens. they celebrated in berlin. but they are not celebrating now. the greek debt crisis has not only sealed bthe euro, but it has highlighted how divided europe is. the front pages told the story. the german government i
PBS
Apr 5, 2010 5:30pm EDT
? >> that is exactly what happened. very warm welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- . in the sporting romance that is already the top of india and pakistan, another complication. possibly on up -- and otherwise. and preserve the bodies from pompeii go on display thousands of years after mount vesuvius buried them. balochi -- hello to you. bomb attacks are a sad fact of life in northwest pakistan, but the complexity of today's attacks are significant. dozens have been killed or wounded in the north of the country. in peshawar, militants used grenades and suicide car bombs. there was a political rally in the north in a tribal area. we have this from andrew north. >> the it third in a series of blasts to hit the city. this was the second. the attack was on the american consulate building. within minutes, there was a third explosion. another tv camera caught the moment the attackers appeared to the been surrounded and then set off a bomb. -- to have been surrounded and then set off a bomb. it was
PBS
Apr 8, 2010 5:30pm EDT
sanctions on iran this spring. >> on one level, to day changes very level -- little. america and russia will still be able to wipe each other out several times over. it does help president obama's ambitions for a nuclear-free world. it might discourage others from joining. >> the pakistani assembly has passed a reform transferring important powers from the president did the prime minister and parliament. this takes away the right to dissolve parliament. five suspected taliban militants were arrested. officials say the men armed with guns and vests were stopped trying to drive into the capital. a landslide triggered by it rains in rio the janeiro has buried 200 people. rescuers say it is unlikely anyone survived. a day after a bloody clashes in kurdistan -- kazakhstan -- kyrgyzstan, the president refused to accept defeat. >> vigilantes', born of the revolution push onlookers away from the government building in the capital. this is only so looters and side can carry on their work. the city remains a dangerous place filled with people furious with president bakiyev. in the power vacuum, t
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